Archive: "19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts" Category

Parley P. Pratt and Belinda Marden Pratt book of poetry and accounts

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a newly digitized collection: Parley P. Pratt and Belinda Marden Pratt book of poetry and accounts (Vault MSS 725).  This collection contains one notebook with poems by Parley P. and Belinda Marden Pratt. One poem deals with the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph …

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Thomas Bullock papers (Vault MSS 772)

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a newly digitized collection: Thomas Bullock papers (Vault MSS 772).  This collections contains materials pertaining to the life and family members of Thomas Bullock, who served as clerk to both Joseph Smith (in Nauvoo) and Brigham Young (in Utah). The collection includes both …

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Doing our part to celebrate Black History Month 2021

As was recently announced, the Lee Library will be joining the national celebration of Douglass Day, named for Frederick Douglass whose birthday was February 14. Douglass Day is the precursor to Black History Month.  Douglass Day will take place on February 12, 2021, and will include a transcribe-a-thon of historical documents related to Black history. …

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History of the Doctrine and Covenants exhibit

It’s that time of year again!  Our annual “History of Doctrine and Covenants” exhibit is on display now in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. This exhibit takes the viewer through the history of the Doctrine and Covenants, from handwritten manuscripts to being published in book form in 1835. Later editions with significant additions or deletions …

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Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner papers

To continue in our celebration of women’s history this month, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a newly digitized collection: Mary E. Lightner papers (Vault MSS 363).  Known to most Latter-day Saints by her maiden name, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, Lightner is most well-known for her role as a young …

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Emmeline B. Wells collection

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the official adoption of the 19th amendment, granting women in the United States the right to vote, which will be on August 18, 2020, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a newly digitized collection: Emmeline B. Wells collection (Vault MSS 805). The …

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Margaret Y. Taylor biography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Margaret Y. Taylor biography (MSS 1153). This is a typewritten biography by an unknown author with handwritten corrections. Margaret Young Taylor (1837-1919) was one of Latter-day Saint Church President John Taylor’s wives and served as vice president of the …

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Jackson County, Missouri, tax receipts

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Jackson County, Missouri, tax receipts (MSS SC 631).  The collection includes seven individual state and county property tax receipts for various properties owned in Jackson County, Missouri, from 1839 to 1843. While there are no known connections to Latter-day …

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